Ghana·December 28 2023 - January 4 2024
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Imagine bringing in the New Year in the Motherland! #goals Certified Africa provides a unique travel experience that connects black travelers to movers and shakers on the African Continent. It makes sense that while traveling the world, you also create valuable connections. We want you to travel, enjoy the nightlife, have an exchange of culture, establish relationships, create memories and introduce you to business opportunities and entrepreneurs in Africa. Learn how your skills and business ideas can be resourceful on the continent. It's time to travel the world, expand your global network, explore your roots, and create memories you won't forget. Enjoy the biggest and best parties that Accra has to offer! Join Certified Africa for an epic experience that will connect you to influencers, entrepreneurs, artists and creatives making major money moves on the continent.
Transportation provided to all itinerary destinations
Special Certified Africa Welcome Dinner Included
Certified Africa & Chic International Travel
Certified Africa is the leading source to book all-in-one private and group travel experiences to the African continent, authentically learn about Africa and explore cultural heritage, lifestyle, and business/investment opportunities in Africa.
Certified Africa simplifies travel to Africa and offers travel experiences in multiple African destinations including, but not limited to Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Egypt.
Chic International is a lifestyle travel agency specializing in luxurious destination experiences. We are a boutique firm, which provides you with a personalized service and professionalism you deserve.
So, whether you want to mix business with pleasure or totally unplug and get away from it all, we can customize a travel experience that will create breathtaking moments and memories.
Today, you arrived in the motherland. You will be picked up by our team at the Airport the Certified Africa way.
Settle in, relax and enjoy the new environment.
Tonight you will be hosted to a Welcome dinner.
We will dine, network and dance in preparation for the journey ahead.
Today we will immerse ourselves into the culture by participating in a traditional welcome home ceremony to welcome you back into the motherland.
There will be elders to offer prayers and perform some traditional rites to usher you into the land.
We will have the opportunity to dance along with the cultural dancers as we celebrate our return to the motherland.
You will also participate in a cook and eat session of local Ghanaian dishes.
Our seamstress will be on standby to take measurements for those who want outfits made.
Enjoy Nightlife the way you want. We can recommend some places based on preference.
Local Food Lunch
Today, we journey out of the capital to the Eastern region of Ghana.
Enjoy the beautiful Boti waterfall flowing from the Akuapem mountains.
Prepare your sneakers to hike through some caves to see the Umbrella Rock and Wonderful Palm Tree.
We may make a stop at the beautiful Aburi Gardens.
NB: The walk to the umbrella rock is a long, mountainous and difficult one so come prepared. Or you can just prepare for the water fall.
Enjoy Accra Nightlife as you wish.
Today you can spend the day shopping or just relaxing.
Later in the night we will beautifully welcome in the New Year.
On free days you call the shots on how you spend the day.
Here are some options to look into. Please check to book in advance.
* Chocolate tasting at 57 Chocolate
* Quad Biking in the Mountains at ATV Aburi
* Shai Hills adventure
* Safari Valley experience
* Legon Botanical Gardens
* A1 Raceway
You may decide to go shopping at the biggest mall in the city or go swimming in the Atlantic Ocean. For those who enjoy arts, you may want to check out some of the city's best galleries.
Don't forget to try one of Accra's staple dishes Banku and Tilapia accompanied by a bottle of chilled Orijin a made in Ghana beer.
Today, we journey to the central region to visit the Cape Coast slave castle where it all began. We will experience the horror of the dungeons where slaves were kept to await the ships. After, we will pass through the "door of no return" where slaves exited and left their homeland. Today, the "door of no return" has been commemorated as the "door of return" to await the descendants of those who were forcefully taken. We will have a door of return ceremony here to mark the emancipation of enslaved people of African descent.
We will later visit the Kakum National Park. Kakum is a preserved rain forest with a canopy walkway that is suspended 30 meters above the ground on tree tops.
Today you will explore the capital city of Ghana. You will visit historic sites including
• A visit to the Kwame Nkrumah mausoleum.
• Visit to the independence square and Black star square, the most famous symbols of Ghana
• Visit Makola market, the biggest and busiest market in Accra where you can shop beautiful African fabrics
• Visit the local art market for art and craft shopping, walk around, interact with artists, take pictures or enjoy the beautiful Ghanaian art.
• Walk around James Town, community and see some of the oldest buildings from the post-colonial era
.• Check out some well known neighborhoods in the city
• Explore some local snacks and street foods
Today, you depart from the motherland, but not for long.
Nante yiye! Yɛbɛhyia bio (Go well! we shall meet again).
You can do some last minute shopping today.
Meals in Itinerary
Activities not on the itinerary
Meals not indicated on the itinerary
Tips and gratuities for Staff, Guides, and Drivers
Travel Medical Insurance
You will have your own room for the duration of the trip. (Price per person)
Room will be shared with another participant of same sex, unless you are a couple. Roommate matching is available. (Price is per person).
The Capital: Accra Population: 30 million Size: 238,535 sq km (92,098.9 sq miles) Major Religion: Christianity Main Languages: Twi & English Climate: Tropical Dialing Code: +233 Emergency Numbers: 191 (Police) 192/999 (Fire) 193 (Ambulance) Currency: Ghanaian Cedi Symbols: GH¢ Central Bank: Bank of Ghana Currency Sub-Units: Pesewa = 1/100 of a Cedi Denominations: GH₵ 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Coins: 1p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50 p, GH₵1
Ghana requires visa for USA passport holders. There is Visa on arrival for 150 usd. Process of optaining visa is shared in booking confirmation.
Covid-19 and Yellow fever vaccinations are required to enter into Ghana for USA passport holders. Yellow fever vaccine can be taken on arrival for 20usd.
WOW!!!!!! Let's just say, it would be very difficult to verbalize how great our trip was as a result of booking with Certified Africa. My wife and I are avid travelers, touching 16 countries so far. We usually create our own itinerary and almost ALWAYS focus on hanging with locals to gain the most intimate and organic experiences possible. Nonetheless, this was our 15-year Anniversary trip and thought it would be a great idea to allow someone else to plan the trip and sit back and enjoy it. With only an introduction call to discuss some must haves and our set budget, Certified Africa DELIVERED!!!!!!!! Creating a custom itinerary that blew our minds and expectations. We have already begun planning our Tanzania and Zanzibar trip for 2022. From me and my beautiful wife to you........What are you waiting for????????????? Book your next trip to the Motherland with the only travel company we feel comfortable recommending, Certified Africa! Richard and Raquel
Richard & Raquel Morris
Pleasurable and memorable stay in Accra
The 4-star Golden Tulip Accra hotel is only 10 minutes’ drive to the city center. This African-Styled hotel with a lovely ambience is delightfully landscaped over spacious grounds and offers Free WIFI in all the hotel rooms and public areas.
These are some airlines that our travelers have used in the past. Please note that we have a partnership with United Airlines that gives travelers a discount if booked with Certified Africa.
✳︎ United Airlines
✳︎ Delta Airlines
✳︎ Brussels Airlines
✳︎ British Airways
✳︎ Ethiopian Airlines
✳︎ Royal Air Maroc
✳︎ Egypt Air
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